We’re almost in the middle of 2019, yet we have to point out that there are a couple of interior design trends that you definitely have to check out. Join us in this inspirational trip through a couple of design trends that are sure to give your household a whole new look. Have a look at what many specialists in interior design matters have to say in regards to each trend.
“For 2019, there is greater interest in biophilia–emphasizing the relationship between humankind and nature, and the connections between the two. Natural, organic materials–such as wood floors, stone, and daylight and plant life–remind us of the exterior and brings the outside and nature, in. We are machine- and technology-driven society, but nostalgic about past processes and handiwork, so opportunities for custom Millwork and crafted materials are very important”, confirms Angie Lee of FXCollaborative.
“The Memphis movement is overtaking midcentury modern as the furnishing and colour selection du jour. Primary colours and graphic shapes haven’t seen this much action since the eighties. Also in our space planning we are turning away from straight, rigid furniture lines and choosing enveloping tub chairs and Vladimir Kagan-esque curved sofas”, remembers Carolyn Pressly of Carolyn Pressly Interiors.
Sustainability (Less is More):
“Being strategic and purposeful about purchasing behaviour is a key ingredient to a sustainable ethos. From the initial question of, ‘Who you are purchasing from and what values do they stand for?’ to ‘What type of materials are used to build each item?’ To complement and highlight special pieces, we believe in designing an impeccable foundation through the use of timeless materials, ultimately resulting in bones that evoke emotion whenever you’re in your space”, explains Becky Shea.
“Colors I see in for 2019 are blush, dusty pink and bronze. Warm colours and feminine tones for on the walls and dashes of soft pinks to break up expanses of taupe or neutrals will instantly update a tired room”, says Katharine Pooley of Katharine Pooley London.
“The dominance of minimalism and Scandinavian design, which is characterized by neutral colours and simple materials, is finally declining. In its place, bright colours and graphic patterns are becoming more prevalent in the home. Don’t be afraid to mix colours, patterns and textures. Take a gallery wall to the next level by having it cover an entire wall, or add a dramatic, large-scale piece to your space. In this case, more is more”, claims Sandra Chandler of Art.com.
Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers:
“The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use”, explains Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design.
Rich Jewel Tones with an Edge:
“Right now, I am loving deep, rich jewel tones with an edge. Bold indigo, hunter and emerald green, and dark teal all feel ready to have a moment outside of the kitchen. We’re layering living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms with paints, fabrics, accessories, and rugs in these colours to create drama against a backdrop of white architectural elements”, says Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews Design.
Boldly Patterned Backsplashes:
“Simple, monochromatic kitchens have had a good long run, so we will be gravitating toward making a little more impact in their kitchens, whether that’s with bolder colour choices or graphics tiles. Either way, I predict we will be seeing more pop and punch in kitchens!”, claims Amy Sklar of Sklar Design.
“Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay will be in, in 2019. We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots”, explains Kristen Peña of K Interiors.
“In uncertain times, people tend to want spaces that bring a sense of comfort and safety. A four-poster bed provides that type of feeling. It’s the closest thing you can get to a hug from a piece of furniture”, says Amy Sklar.
Boho Vibe with a Twist:
“The boho vibe is back but with a vintage modern twist and curved lines. Layering and patterned fabrics are something you will see again, but this time around, they will be a bit cleaner and brighter. Curved furnishings and softer lines and mixing of modern and vintage is what we expect for 2019.”, explains Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design.
Mixed Metal Accents:
“An ensemble of metal accents (no more than a mix of two to three different metal accents) used throughout a room is in, and will always be a timeless and tasteful way to create balance and definition in an environment. For example, brass, gold or nickel accents mix well with either oil-rubbed bronze or aged iron accents. Metals like silver and pewter can mix well with bronze and black brown metals. It’s all about moderation and context”, confirms Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design.
90% White, 10% Color:
“There was a moment while I was watching the Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton show by Virgil Abloh that I thought…’THIS is it!’ I was inspired by how the collection was built on a foundation of white but gently unfolded to embrace confident hues with a bracing edge. The look was fresh, bold, and youthful. For a recent project, I created a bedroom for a young lady that incorporated this trend. Tempered by neutral layers and tons of texture, it’s a design that reflects this “of the moment” colour recipe while staying true to the personality of the client”, explains Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs.
Bold Black Bathrooms:
“The spa-inspired bathroom trend has officially returned–back to the spa, that is. These days it’s all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience“, says Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors.
Light Wood Floors:
“Light-colored floors are making a comeback, thanks to the homeowner’s growing desire for a more airy and open look and feel. In shades of birch, beachy white and light oak, these floors reflect more light, and can transition from casual to luxurious, without sacrificing comfort”, explains Kesha Franklin.
“From soft carpets underfoot to a sofa so comfortable you want to lounge for hours. Spending the money to get these basic things right is very important and are incredibly gratifying. I always look my clients in the eye and tell them, ‘Buy once, cry once’”, says Randy Powers of J Randall Powers Interiors.
“Passamenterie will begin making a big return to the market place in 2019. The “less is more” trend has been enjoyed for a long time, but now, modern interpretations of trims, bullion fringe and tie-backs will be in. Vibrant colour combinations and unusual shapes will make passamenterie ‘hip’ again”, explains Corey Damen Jenkins of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates.
Warmer and Darker Countertops:
“Warmer and/or darker countertops in kitchens. Marble will still be a classic choice, but we’ll see darker tones and warmer-based stones instead of stark whites and greys”, confirms Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design.
“In 2019, bold colours are going to explode even more than they already have. Think navy blue, deep red, and burnt orange to really bring some excitement into the room”, says Shea Nikkel from Blue Charlotte Lifestyle.
“At Clare, our customers are getting a lot more adventurous when it comes to colour. Current Mood, which is a dramatic, moody deep green is one of our top five bestsellers and I love seeing people incorporating bolder colour choices in their home”, says Nicole Gibbons of Clare.
Big and Bold Plants:
“One trend that will be at the forefront of home interior design in 2019 is big, bold plants. A dragon tree, a rubber tree or any kind of palm tree make eye-catching statements anywhere in a home. You can flank your sofa with one on each side or situate one in any corner. The bigger, the better here”, explains Kenny Colvin, the designer from Giant Squid Creative.
“In 2019, we’ll start to see people taking advantage of the fifth wall – the ceiling has been ignored for too long! From wallpaper to moulding and daring paint colours, the ceiling will be the place that people start taking chances and creating a ‘wow moment’ in their spaces”, says Rebecca Rowland from Rebecca Rowland Interiors.
“With more and more people adopting the ‘Less is more’ attitude, we are seeing a shift in interior design. For 2019, I predict we will be seeing more multi-functional spaces. The Murphy bed has been making a comeback and I think we’ll see even more modernized versions”, confirms Alexis Kokolias from Lexi Interiors.